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Sunday, July 22, 2007

How many rides make a funfair?

More than one I expect. That big catapult-you-in-to-the-air thingy is back, but that seems to be it, so "good news bad news" for the funfair-expectant... Maybe the others are on the road, or temporarily delayed by floods or something. One £15-a-go ride isn't exactly going to make a Summer.

3 comments:

Eastcliff Richard said...

It's one big V sign to the residents of Ramsgate!

Michael Child said...

I had a chat with John Slingshot who runs the ride he seemed to be as surprised as anyone that the fair wasn’t there. His thingy catapult ride is independent and he goes from fair to fair.

I travelled a bit with Chipperfields fairs in the 60s so had a bit of a chat about the ride, it’s fairly difficult to put up takes about four hours, there is a lot of climbing involved as pins have to be put in to support every extension, what with the cost of diesel and wages I don’t think he will be coming back unless we have some sort of event on.

I think we have a catch 22 situation Ramsgate isn’t busy enough because the fair isn’t here and the fair isn’t here because Ramsgate isn’t busy enough.

ZumiWeb said...

Thanks for the update Michael. I like the name John Slingshot! Oh well, I expect we'll all just have to keep our eyes peeled for the next tenants on the site. . .